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63 resources with the keyterm paleontology

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Fossils

For Teachers K
Students review types of life that make fossils, fossil formations, and tools that paleontologists used to dig and observe fossils. They apply knowledge of fossils by making a collaborative book.
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Chesapeake Bay Fossils/Geology

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Learners define and investigate paleontology, research geological history of the Chesapeake Bay, review geological time line, and identify fossils of the Chesapeake Bay.
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White Glue Fossils: Casts, Molds, and Impressions

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students make impressions and molds in clay and them make casts with glue. After the glue dries students remove their fossils.
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Types of Dinosaurs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners complete puzzles of dinosaurs. They compare each piece of the puzzle to a fossil and simulate a scientist's role in learning about dinosaurs.
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Fossils

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students act as paleontologists to discover who a mystery guest to the classroom was. They do not know the identity of the guest but infer the identity from items left behind in the classroom. They make inferences from dinosaur fossils.
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Dinosaur Dig

For Teachers K
Students act as paleontologists and carefully dig up dinosaurs that have been buried in a sand box or sand table.
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Earth's History

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Earth's history worksheet, students review the terms associated with fossils, relative dating, and geological time scale. Students describe what happened during the Cretaceous period. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer and 2...
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Branches of Science

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this science worksheet, students locate and identify the various branches of science as they are named. There are 36 words/phrases located in the puzzle.
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Excavation Dig

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students engage in a role-play of a dinosaur excavation dig. They dig through sand to locate buried bones and then discuss the ethics of destroying buildings and other property to get at the fossil remains.
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Dig This

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the work of paleontologists and the life of dinosaurs and create a sculpture of the bones of a Stegosaurus. The sculpture was then buried and used by other classes for a dig.
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Introduction to Paleontology Lab

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students engage in a lab which introduces them to fossils and paleontology. They examine eleven numbered boxes containing fossils which are related to the questions on this lab then answer questions on a lab sheet imbedded in this plan.
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Dino Traces

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the type of evidence that is found at a typical dinosaur dig. They create rubbing casts of bone impressions on paper and, using bones, identify dinosaurs.
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Can You Dig It?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate a fossil site and diagram a site map. They role play as paleontologists.
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Be a Paleontologist

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students search for fossils in a simulated archeology site and explore how paleontologists mark out a dig site.
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Where Can I See The Sea?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students see how the pieces of the fossil puzzle fit together to allow the paleontologist to imagine the earth as it was millions of years ago. They draw a map showing what environments were present in a certain area more than 70 million...